|Enel X to help biotech company Biogen electrify 1,000-plus vehicle fleet|
Electrifying large vehicle fleets will play a major role in pushing the U.S. toward a more sustainable transportation future.
The Biden administration vowed this year to transition the more than 645,000 cars and trucks in the federal fleet to all-electric.
Ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft are under strict orders to electrify much of their driver fleets in California.
One other development will play a role in nationwide fleet electrification — this time, with a biotech company's fleet.
Energy services provider Enel X will help Biogen Inc., based in Cambridge, Mass., electrify its fleet of more than 1,000 vehicles in North America by 2025.
Enel X is an arm of Enel Group, an Italian manufacturer and distributor of electricity and gas.
Enel X will supply Biogen employees with a JuiceBox smart home charging station. Biogen employees also will have access to Enel X's JuiceNet Fleet software that will manage the electric fleet through "optimized charging times and remote access control for station monitoring, as well as real-time monitoring and reporting," according to a release.
Biogen's take-home fleet drivers will also have access to Enel X's JuiceEco, which matches energy consumed by each electric vehicle during charging with carbon-free energy.
The partnership will further Biogen's fossil fuel-free goals under its Healthy Climate, Healthy Lives initiative.
"Many of the world's largest companies are embracing the next major evolution in sustainability commitments by electrifying their fleets," Giovanni Bertolino, head of e-mobility, Enel X North America, said in a statement. "Our relationship with Biogen will play a significant role in helping the company meet its electrification commitments, reduce emissions and deliver cost savings."
— Alexa St. John